Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

The Best Of Things.

One of the greatest American films of all time (in my humble opinion) contains the following line, “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Well, as much as I … Continue reading

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A Brief Message From The Hook.

About the lack of content on this site of late, there’s a good reason, well. it’s a reason at least. The truth is… I’m broken. I am a broken down never-was writer with a bad knee, no prospects and a … Continue reading

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A Silent Sunday Offering.

I call this one, “Worlds Collide: When The Hook Met Jack Bauer.” Seriously, on a recent visit to NYC I met members of the NYPD’s counter-terrorism unit (CTU), and in spite of my daughter’s words of caution (“These guys don’t … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Cast Of Anastasia on Broadway.

It’s been said that Broadway is a place where dreams are born, but I have to disagree. Having walked the hollowed sidewalks of this magical place on two occasions now, I believe Broadway is a place where dreams are shared, … Continue reading

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Summer, Summer, Summer, It’s Like A Merry-Go-Round…

As the summer of 2017 winds to a screeching halt an inescapable sense of irony has enveloped Niagara Falls; the season is ending but it feels as though the madness is just getting started. Hookers, noticeably conspicuous by their absence … Continue reading

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I’m Still Down… But I’m Not Out.

The following moment of levity (my type of levity, at least) comes to you courtesy of New York, New York’s Jewish community (I love these guys for reasons that will soon be made clear) who have descended in record numbers … Continue reading

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Enter title here. (Because I sure can’t think of one.)

A death in the (extended) family. A mid-life crisis (or The Hook’s equivalent of one, at least). Hordes of tourists, their behavioral dials set to “Are You Duckin’ Kidding me?” all over Niagara. Various family crises.(IBS and IC have devastated … Continue reading

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